The True Story Behind Pamela Anderson And Tommy Lee's Leaked Sex Tape

Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee are the protagonists of the first-ever sex tape to go viral despite no social media existed

By Ingrid Mateos

- November 23 , 2021 - 21:59 hs
Pamela Anderson, Tommy Lee

Pamela Anderson, Tommy Lee (AP)

Sex tapes and the like should not be on every day's conversation. Not because it is deemed as taboo but because if the ones involved in the tape do not want it to be divulged, well, it should not.

Having this in mind, it is exactly the opposite of what happened to Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee after a sex tape of them was leaked. In fact, it is infamously now known as the first sex tape ever revealed because before them such a thing had never happened.

Whether you watched it or not, there is a high chance that you have heard about the leaked sex tape, despite more than two decades have passed. The intimate video was made back in 1995 and it was supposed only for them to see it. Unfortunately for Pam and Tommy, millions of people watched it.

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In fact, the whirlwind of the scandal is also channeled on their relationship. Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee met on New Year's Eve in 1994 at a club on Sunset Strip in Hollywood, call it destiny or call it love at first sight, but 96 hours later, they married.

After the happy event, Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee moved together and from here everything goes wild. According to an article published by Rolling Stones in 2014, the couple was unbearable to be around since they were always drinking and demanding ridiculous things from the workers who were remodeling Lee's house.

They fired a bunch of people and denied to pay but here is where Rand Gauthier joins the scene. Gaunthier was an electrician that only wanted his tools back and when he appeared at the door Tommy Lee pointed at him with a gun and threatened him. This is where Mr. Gaunthier decided to seek revenge.

The electrician, full of fury decided that he was going to steal the safe that was in their garage because he knew that Pamela's jewels were kept there. However, what he found out was something less elegant than that.

Remember that we call it destiny? Well, Before being an electrician, Rand Gaunthier worked in the porn industry so when he knew what he stole he went to where he used to work and he and the owner knew they were going to be rich.

Long story short, the companies did not accept the cassette because it was the first time that something like that happened, meaning, two famous celebs were involved in a video like that. The solution was that Gauthier and his ex-boss created a webpage and there they asked for money in exchange for sending a copy.

Months later the DailyMail mentioned it and then, everyone saw it. According to Rolling Stone, the tape made an estimated $77 million in less than 12 months on legitimate sales alone. However, Gaunthier did not become rich.

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Ingrid Mateos

I am an Entertainment news writer at Show News Today. I love all about movies, royalty, and pop culture but also enjoy writing about the latest celebrity gossip. I have a B.A in E.L.T and a diploma in Tourism Studies. When not working with words, you can probabaly find me watching BBC'S Sherlock for the umpteempth time or an old movie.

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